Brandywine Valley SPCA bringing Kent facility back to life

DOVER — A major facelift is under way at 1757 Horsepond Road in Dover. That’s where the Brandywine Valley SPCA is in the process of transforming the former and long-abandoned Kent County SPCA facility into a full-service Pet Resource Center. The group had planned on opening its Kent County Campus last November. However, officials with […]

Developing Dover: ‘Healthy economy’ spurs construction

DOVER — Construction projects scattered all around Dover offer visual evidence that the city continues to grow. For proof, just take a glance at the future sites of the Capital Station shopping center and Century Engineering building projects where workers are putting their touches on new additions to the city’s business landscape. Just in 2018, […]

Dover police chief not ready for counselors in patrol cars

DOVER — There are a wide variety of tools available that officers from the Dover Police Department routinely use to address crime within the city and interact with the public every day. However, there is one tool that Dover Police Chief Marvin Mailey said he isn’t exactly comfortable with using just yet — embedded drug/mental […]

Security cameras to be installed at Silver Lake Park

DOVER — As the Dover City Council meeting unfolded on Monday night the focus shifted. It went from talk of closing Silver Lake Park indefinitely after the body of a Wesley College student was found near the lake last week to installing security cameras at the park and bringing awareness to suicide prevention. Silver Lake […]

Bayhealth to launch residency programs in 2021

DOVER – Establishing residency teaching programs for doctors who have recently graduated from medical school creates a tremendous opportunity for everyone involved, according to Terry Murphy, president and CEO of Bayhealth – that includes hospital staffs, emerging student doctors, as well as patients. That’s why Mr. Murphy and his staff at both Bayhealth Kent General […]

Residents tell Dover council: Keep Silver Lake Park open

DOVER — Keep Silver Lake Park open was the resounding call from residents Monday night. Enhanced safety measures such as lighting and security cameras are needed, said others. City council, police and other officials listened to the opinions during the opening 25 minutes of public comments at city hall. Last week, Councilman Roy Sudler Jr., […]

A team effort: Community support has Dover Air Force Base flying high

DOVER — Life in the United States Air Force isn’t just about climbing aboard enormous aircraft and flying to some of the farthest reaches of the globe. Maj. Gen. Sam C. Barrett, commander of the 18th Air Force (the only Numbered Air Force in Air Mobility Command) at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois — […]

Bowers Beach focus of sand replenishment

BOWERS BEACH — There has been a parade rolling through Bowers Beach over the past week. It wasn’t in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day or the arrival of spring, rather, it has a constant stream of dump trucks delivering loads of sand for a beach replenishment project that is taking place in the town just […]

Smyrna poet, 95, shares a lifetime of rhyme

SMYRNA — Purposeful words, one by one, written to rhythm and often by rhyme, that is how Smyrna resident Lawon Underdown has expressed many of her deepest feelings since growing up as a young girl in Washington It turns out that those words — which she turned into a collection of poems — have proven […]

Painful numbers: Artist brings awareness to veterans’ suicides

DOVER — The number 22 sticks in artist Scott LoBaido’s mind like a painful embedded thorn. It’s not just the number, but rather, what it represents. It’s been that way ever since that day four years ago, when Mr. LoBaido found out that 22 veterans a day commit suicide in the United States. That number, […]